Born on March 20, 1944, in Washington, D.C., United States, Camille Olivia Cosby is an American television producer, philanthropist, and the wife of comedian Bill Cosby.
The character of Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show was based on her.
Cosby has been active in her husband’s businesses as a manager, as well as involving herself in academia and writing, despite avoiding public life.
She’s tough to deal with when it comes to my business. She also helped in the development of her husband’s material, including suggestions for The Cosby Show, like suggesting the Huxtable family be middle rather than working class.
She earned a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1990, followed by a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in 1992.
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While studying at the University of Maryland, Camille went on a blind date during her sophomore year with Bill. Engaged shortly after they began dating, the pair married on January 25, 1964, in the Catholic Church (Camille being notably devout).
Following their marriage, Cosby and her husband had five children: Ennis Cosby (1969–1997), Ensa Cosby (1973–2018), Erinn Chalene Cosby (born in 1966), Erika Ranee (born 1965), and Evin Harrah Cosby (born in 1976)
Their only son, Ennis, was murdered on January 16, 1997, while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.
Cosby’s daughter Ensa died of renal disease on February 23, 2018, while awaiting a kidney transplant. The Cosbys have three grandchildren.
Camille is still married to Bill Cosby.